The National Botanic Gardens is a botanical garden, located in Glasnevin, 5 km north-west of Dublin city centre, Ireland. The 19.5 hectares are situated between Prospect Cemetery and the River Tolka where it forms part of that river's floodplain.
The gardens were founded in 1795 by the Dublin Society and are today in State ownership through the Office of Public Works. They hold 20,000 living plants and many millions of dried plant specimens. There are several architecturally notable greenhouses. Today the Glasnevin site is the headquarters of the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland which has a satellite garden and arboretum at Kilmacurragh in County Wicklow.
Summer (Mar - Oct):
Mon - Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 10 am - 6 pm
Winter (end of Oct - Feb):
Mon - Fri: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Guided Tours Mon - Sat: 11:30 am,15 pm.
Free Guided Tours Sun: 12 pm, 2:30 pm.
Free entry except for daily guided tours which cost €5 per person.
Official website http://www.botanicgardens.ie/
Phone + 353 1 804 0300
Address Glasnevin, Dublin 9, D09 VY63 Ireland
Coordinates 53°22'21.797" N -6°16'22.35" E